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Libraries Champions

John is one of the new Libraries Champions based in England, Scotland and Wales, appointed by The Crime Writers’ Association in Summer 2018.The trio take over from Ruth Dudley Edwards, the CWA’s very…Continue

Started Sep 12

Creating something special

For me, there are plenty of examples of stories which are well written - well-crafted and technically competent. Often, they are very, very good indeed.But they do not always enjoy success, be it…Continue

Started Mar 16

Creating intrigue

Good short stories and novels are often by writers that have a keen understanding of the need to intrigue the reader by creating tension.Intrigue works in various ways and it is an important tool if…Continue

Started Mar 16

Getting it right from the beginning

One of my students came up with a cracking first line the other day and it got me thinking about one of my favourite topics.A busy and harassed judge/editor/agent reads so much that anything that…Continue

Started Mar 16

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When your characters demand to be heard

So how do you know when you are onto something when you are writing the novel? For me, it is when it starts to write itself.What do I mean? Well, as an example, I am working on the new Jack Harris novel and, as usual, took time before writing to plan it out – events, episodes, characters, plot twists etc.I had a character who was supposed to be a bit part player but as I started to write her she assumed greater importance – now she is central to the plot and may even feature in other novels.My…See More
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Audio books prove popular

I am delighted that the Jack Harris audio crime books Dead Hill and The Vixen’s Scream, narrated by the excellent Nicholas Camm, are proving popular.…

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An evening of literature, Gin and Rum

Looking forward to being one of the writers reading their work as part of Book Week Scotland - Friday November 23, Selkirk Arms, Kirkudbright.…

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Encouraging reviews

It is always humbling when readers post good reviews of your work, as has happened with…

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So how do you know when you are onto something when you are writing the novel? For me, it is when it starts to write itself.What do I mean? Well, as an example, I am working on the new Jack Harris novel and, as usual, took time before writing to plan it out – events, episodes, characters, plot twists etc.I had a character who was supposed to be a bit part player but as I started to write her she assumed greater importance – now she is central to the plot and may even feature in other novels.My…See More
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